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Climate Change Consultation

9 May 2002

Climate Change Consultation On The Government's Preferred Policy Package:

Forums and Meetings

Businesses, local government representatives and special interest groups will have the opportunity to discuss the Government's preferred policy package on climate change in a series of forums, meetings and hui taking place around the country this month (see timetables for details).

As well as meetings for business and sector representatives in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (8-10 May), there will be a series of regional, business and local government forums, meetings focusing on forestry and farming, and hui to discuss Maori issues.

The meetings will involve a brief presentation of the preferred policy package, followed by an opportunity for feedback and discussion.

The preferred policy package for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in response to climate change and the Kyoto Protocol was announced on 30 April by the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson.

A consultation document on this package and the rationale behind it has been released and is available on the website www.climatechange.govt.nz

The consultation document includes a series of questions and issues intended to guide discussion at the meetings and hui. Issues arising out of the meetings will be taken into account when final decisions are made on the Government's climate change policies.

The May meetings form the second round of public consultation on climate change. The first round took place from October - December 2001.

Interested parties also have the opportunity to provide written feedback through to 14 June.

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Climate Change Meetings

Farm and Forestry


New Plymouth

Date Monday 13 May

Time 10:00am-1:00pm

Location New Plymouth District Council

Civic Centre

Liardet Street

New Plymouth

Hamilton

Date Tuesday 14 May

Time 10:00am-1:00pm

Location Hamilton Gardens Pavilion

Chartwell Square Room

Cobham Drive

Hamilton


Rotorua

Date Wednesday 15 May

Time 10:00am-1:00pm

Location Rotorua Convention Centre

1170 Fenton Street

Rotorua

Nelson

Date Thursday 16 May

Time 10:00am-1:00pm

Location Rutherford Hotel

Trafalgar Square

Opp Cathedral Church

Nelson


Invercargill

Date Monday 20 May

Time 10:00am-1:00pm

Location Environment Southland

Council Chambers

Cnr Price Street & North Road

Invercargill


Dunedin

Date Tuesday 21 May

Time 10:00am-1:00pm

Location Otago Museum

Barclay Theatre

419 Great King Street

Dunedin


Christchurch

Date Wednesday 22 May

Time 10:00am-1:00pm

Location Chch Convention Centre, Level 1

Meeting rooms 4 and 5

95 Kilmore Street

Christchurch


Whangarei

Date Friday 24 May

Time 10:00am-1:00pm

Location Forum North

Rust Avenue

Whangarei

Masterton

Date Monday 27 May

Time 10:00am-1:00pm

Location Masterton District Council
Frank Cody Lounge

64 Chapel Street

Masterton


Hawkes Bay

Date Tuesday 28 May

Time 10:00am-1:00pm

Location Exhibition Hall

War Memorial Hall

48 Marine Parade

Napier


Gisborne

Date Wednesday 29 May

Time 10:00am-1:00pm

Location Gisborne Cosmopolitian Club

190 Derby Street

Gisborne

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